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____Biology – The Living Environment                                                      ________Grade 9______
                Course Title                                                                                                    Grade Levels
          Title or Topics                     Concepts                             Skills                         Major Assessments        Time Frame
               (Unit                   (understandings)                        (What students                    (Tests, projects, etc.)   (Number of
         organizing idea)                                                       actually do)                                                 weeks)
September                         Scientific method                     Conduct scientific investigations     Letter E Lab (applies scientific    4
Scientific Inquiry/Skills          Concept mapping                      Practice correct lab write-ups        method)
Characteristics of life            Control/hypothesis                   v. desc & pages                       Germination/light lab
Living & non-living                Intro lab format                     identify characteristics of life      Quizzes – V diagram practice
                                                                        identify life processes               + test

October                            Data/reporting skills                Organize, classify & interpret data   *quizzes & tests, ML., short        4
Lab skills                         Graph/measurement                    Staining                              answer, extended response
Basic Chemistry                    Microscopes & other techniques       Graphing skills                       current events – writing
                                   Atoms, bonding, ph, enzymes          Enzyme reactions                      assignments
                                   Independent variable                                                       Labs – measuring with a
                                   Dependent variable                                                         microscope
                                                                                                              Ring Lab
                                                                                                              Hypothesis Lab

November                           Cell is the unit of structure &      identify organelles                   *quizzes & tests                    4
Unity & diversity                  function                             relate cell to a factory              leaf structure
ATP+ADP (nucleic acids)            Cell organelles                      compare photosynthesis & aerobic      Labs – cork/onion
Photosynthesis                     Diffusion/active transport/passive   respiration                                 -     plant/animal
Aerobic/anaerobic respiration      transport                                                                        -      diffusion through a
                                   ATP – common energy source                                                             membrane (state lab)
                                   Understand photosynthesis
December                           Homeostatic mechanisms               Identify major organs/functions of    Making connections (state lab)      4
Dynamic Equilibrium                Disease/immune system                human body                            Blood cell type lab
Homeostasis                        Humans must undergo life             Understand AIDS, cancer               Reflex lab
Human physiology                   functions                            Describe mechanisms necessary to      ABC project – create a book using
Concept/photosynthesis                                                  maintain homeostasis                  CORE vocabulary
                                                                                                              Case studies – human physiology
                                                                                                              investigations
January                            Sexual vs. asexual reproduction      Describe mitosis, meiosis,            Embryology (chick) project          4
Reproduction/Development           Meiosis as a source of variation     fertilization                         Pig dissection Lab
Mitosis                            Human reproduction system            Identify human reproduction           Flower dissection Lab
Meiosis                            Reproductive technology              structure                             Quizzes, tests
Plant reproduction                 Zygote development                   Understand gamete production          Human development stages
Human reproductive system          Flower parts & fertilization         Fertilization & development           activity
Animal development                                                      Identify specific techniques          (Nova movie)
                                                                        associated with reproductive
                                                                        technology
                                                                        Identify plan anatomy
            Topics                            Concepts                                 Skills                          Major Assessments                      Time Frame
         (Unit Title or                    (understandings)                        (What students                     (Tests, projects, etc.)                 (Number of
        organizing idea)                                                            actually do)                                                                weeks)
February                             Human Karyotype                       Identify a human karyotype              Genetic Disease poster project         6
Genetic continuity                   Role of DNA/RNA                       Describe mutation                       Protein synthesis lab
Molecular genetics                   Mutations – source of variation       Describe bio technological              Karyotype lab
                                     Protein Synthesis                     techniques                              Amino acid lab
                                     Recombinant DNA                        Use terms correctly – gene,            Chromosome lab
                                     Bio Technology                          chromosome, expression &              *Quiz & Test
                                                                             differentiation, gene splicing
                                                                           recombinant DNA

March                                Common Ancestry                       Distinguish all components of           Evolution of horse                     2
Evolution                            Darwins theory of natural selection    Natural Selection Theory               *Quiz & Test
Modern theory of evolution           Importance of Variation               Describe sources of variation           beaks of finches (state lab)
                                     Extinction of species                 Distinguish among types of              evidence of evolution lab
                                     Evidence of evolution                 evidence for evolution



April                                Abiotic vs. biotic                    Interpret graphs & charts of cycles     Web lab                                6
Ecology                              Ecological relationships & cycles     Describe food chains, webs, &           Natural selection lab
                                     Autotroph + heterotroph                Pyramids                               Quizzes/tests
                                     Energy flow                           Identify autotrophy & heterotroph       Relationship & biodiversity (state
                                     Organism relationships                Biotic/abiotic - identify               lab)
                                     Biomes, climates
May                                  Negative effects of technology        Identify global warming, ozone          Mangrove swamp                         2
Human Impact on living environment   Renewable vs. nonrenewable             shield, biodiversity & deforestation   quizzes/tests
                                     resources                             organize, classify & interpret data     opinion – based writing activities –
                                     Negative effects on the                                                       related to environmental issues
                                     environment
                                     Positive aspects on the
                                      Environment
                                     biodiversity
June                                 Review old labs                       Graphing                                Regents test                           2
                                     Review regents                        Lab skills                              Essay assignments
Review                                                                     Review lab folders                      Current events – write out
                                                                                                                   responses to events related to
                                                                                                                   biology
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_General Chemistry____________________                                                                              _________Grade 11 & 12_________
               Course Title                                                                                                           Grade Levels
         Title or Topics                  Concepts                                      Skills                          Major Assessments        Time Frame
              (Unit                 (understandings)                                (What students                     (Tests, projects, etc.)   (Number of
        organizing idea)                                                             actually do)                                                  weeks)
September                       How does your diet fit into the              To read food labels                    Quizzes                        10
Nutrition                              food pyramid                          To balance your meals                  worksheets
Nutrients                              How do you gain or lose weight in     How do calories add up
Carbohydrates                          a healthy way
Proteins


October                                Problems of a certain life style,     How much fat do you eat (%             Lab activity
Fats                                   obesity, diabetes, tooth decay        calories from fat)                     Computer diets (analysis of)
Vitamins                                                                     Exercise values; walking vs. running
Minerals
Diet analysis
Recommendations


November                               What to look for with food            Ethnic diets/+                         Notebooks
Implications                           preparation                           Food borne disease                     Extra credit
Food additives                                                               How to prevent these                   Reports available
Cooking                                                                                                             Lab activity
Environmental studies                  Only one world


December                               Oil is being used up                  To save money w/an energy              Quizzes                        10
Energy sources                         New energies are needed – what        efficient car/house/life               Graphing
Future supplies                        are the choices                       To recycle and separate garbage
Current research                       Is there a limit to how polluted we
Recycling                              can make the world
Pollution studies


January                                What will be best what if only        To check environment students for      Worksheets
Water                                  some do the right thing               pollutants                             Notebooks
Air                                                                                                                 Extra credit available
Land
Limits to the environment
            Topics                             Concepts                               Skills                       Major Assessments         Time Frame
         (Unit Title or                     (understandings)                      (What students                  (Tests, projects, etc.)    (Number of
        organizing idea)                                                           actually do)                                                weeks)
February                               Everything is made up of atoms      To measure on a balance             Quizzes                      10
Basic chemistry                        What gives individual substances    To use graduated cylinders          Worksheets
Atoms                                  their properties                    To write compounds                  Lab activity
Elements
compounds




March                                  To know formulas and periods and    To make solutions of different      Notebooks
Periodic table                         what they stand for                 strengths                           Extra credits
Periodic trends                        To make predictions on bonding                                          available
Moles                                  types
Atomic weights
% composition



April                                  Basis of naming                     Build molecules w/ball and sticks   Quizzes                      10
Organic chemistry                      How molecules change as they get    Mix substances to make new          Lab activity
Alkanes, alkeses, alkyne, alkadienes   larger, branched or get different   products




May                                    How chemistry changes our lives     Vocabulary                          Molecular models
Cyclic hydrocarbons                    (for better or for the worst)       Anaz of some chemicals in their     Notebooks
Alcohols, aldehydes, acids                                                 lives                               Extra credit available
Modern materials




June                                   How do plastics differ              Reading recyclable labels
Plastics
Alloys
Review
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___Physical Setting: Chemistry___________                                                                                  _____Grade 11___________
               Course Title                                                                                                            Grade Levels
            Title or Topics                  Concepts                                     Skills                         Major Assessments        Time Frame
                 (Unit                  (understandings)                              (What students                    (Tests, projects, etc.)   (Number of
           organizing idea)                                                            actually do)                                                 weeks)
   Varieties of matter             Physical & chemical properties &           Distinguish or describe types based    Density of metals problem
                                        changes                               on properties, bonding, composition,   (Vee)                                2
                                                                              separation                             Conservation of mass activity:
                                        Conservation of mass                                                         (Vee & Descriptive Paper) DP
                                        In reactions                          Filtration of precipitates             consisting of parts: introduction,
                                                                              Paper chromatography                   scientific principles, procedure,
                                        Homogeneous//heterogeneous                                                   outcome, error, real world
                                        Elements/compounds/mixtures           Use particle diagrams to represent     relevance)
                                        substances                            varieties of matter                    HW: Text Q’s
                                        Filtration/distillation/                                                     Short answer & math probs
                                                                              Describe separation of substances      QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                                                                              based on differences inproperties      probs based on HW
                                                                                                                     Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                                                                                                     response
    Chemistry Skills                    Metric conversions                    Convert units                          Labs:
                                        Significant figures & rounding        Rounding according to rules            Safety lab                           1
                                        % error                               Calculate % error                      (DP)
                                        Lab safety                            v-diagram & descriptive paper for      HW: Text Q’s
                                        Density                               lab                                    Short answer & math probs
                                        Temperature Scales ºc/k               Convert between temp scales            QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                                                                                                                     probs based on HW
                                                                                                                     Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                                                                                                     response
    Physical Properties & changes       Phases – solid/liquid/gases –         Describe distinguish phases based      Preparation of hearing curve         3
                                        Characteristics/arrangement/forces/   on characteristics & KMT               Heat of fusion of ice activity
                                        motion                                                                       Hot water heater calorimetery
    (phases)                                                                  Use particle diagram to distinguish    Problem
                                        Kinetic molecular theory of solids    phases                                 Specific heat problem
                                        & liquids                                                                    Design solar still project
                                                                              Draw/interpret heating & cooling       (Vee & DP)
                                        Heating/cooling curves                curves in terms of Kinetic &           HW: Text Q’s
                                                                              Potential energy                       Short answer & math probs
                                        Changes – melting/freezing                                                   QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                                        Boiling/condense –                    Distinguish heat & temp in terms of    probs based on HW
                                        sublimation/depotism                  kinetic energy                         Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                        Vapor pressure curves                                                        response
                                        Exothermic/endothermic                Interpret vapor pressure curves –
                                        Heat vs. temperature                  find boiling point

                                        Calorimetery                          Find missing quantity in
                                                                              calorimetery problems &
                                        Heat of fusion or vaporization        fusion/vaporization problems
        Title or Topics                 Concepts                                Skills                          Major Assessments                    Time Frame
             (Unit                   (understandings)                       (What students                     (Tests, projects, etc.)               (Number of
       organizing idea)                                                      actually do)                                                              weeks)
Physical properties & changes   Kinetic molecular theory – gases     Describe/distinguish gases based on    Labs: Elasticity of gases lab
                                                                     KMT                                    Design solar still project           2
                                Boyles/Charles/combined gas laws                                            (Vee & Oral presentation)
(gases)                                                              Solve gas law problems                 HW: Text Q’s
                                Ideal vs. real gases & deviations                                           Short answer & math probs
                                                                     Arrange variables appropriately on     QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                                Independent vs. dependent            graphs                                 probs based on HW
                                variables                                                                   Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                                                                                            Response
Basic Atomic Structure          Early Theories & models              Describe Early models & evidence       Lab activities:
                                Rutherford empty space model         for                                    Atomic dimensions activity           2
                                Bohr energy level model              Interpret bright-line spectra          Weighted average of pennies
                                Wave mechanical/Orbital model                                               Flame tests activity
                                                                     Interpret isotopic symbols/per. Tbl    (DP)
                                Subatomic particles – properties &   info                                   ½ mc
                                arrangement                          Calculate atomic mass from %           ½ short answer
                                Atomic number/Mass                   abundance                              math probs or constructed response
                                number/Atomic mass                   Distinguish ground vs. excited state   HW: Text Q’s
                                                                     Electron configuration                 Short answer & math probs
                                                                     Use & calculate scientific notation    QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                                                                                                            probs based on HW
                                                                                                            Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                                                                                            Response
Chemical Properties             Symbols/diatomic/subscripts          Calculate atoms in formulas            Nuts & bolts: counting by mass
                                Types of elements & properties                                              activity (DP)                        1½
& changes                       Ionization energy                    Empirical formula from molecular       HW: Text Q’s
                                                                     formula                                Short answer & math probs
(formulas)                      Empirical vs. molecular                                                     QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                                                                     Writing & naming ionic vs.             probs based on HW
                                Writing & naming ionic vs.           molecular                              Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                molecular                            Incl. Stock & traditional for          Response
                                                                     molecular
                                Stock system
                                Polyatomic ions
Chemical Properties &           Formula mass/gram formula mass       Calculate formula or gram formula      Empirical formula of MgO lab
                                Mass ratios in formulas              mass                                   % water in hydrate lab               1
changes                         Mole concept                         Calculate mass ratios from formulas    (Vee & DP)
                                % composition                        Mole – mass conversion problems        HW: Text Q’s
(formula math)                  hydrates                             Calculate % composition from           Short answer & math probs
                                                                     formulas                               QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                                                                     % water in hydrates                    probs based on HW
                                                                                                            Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                                                                                            Response
        Title or Topics           Concepts                                 Skills                         Major Assessments                   Time Frame
             (Unit             (understandings)                        (What students                    (Tests, projects, etc.)              (Number of
       organizing idea)                                                 actually do)                                                            weeks)
Chemical Properties &     Reactants/products                    Writing & balancing equations         Types of reactions lab
                          Types of reactions                    Coefficients/phase notation/energy    (DP)
changes                                                                                               HW: Text Q’s
                                                                Find missing mass or                  Short answer & math probs
(equations)                                                     reactant/product                      QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                                                                                                      probs based on HW
                                                                Use particle diagrams to represent    Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                                                simple reactions                      Response



Chemical Properties &     Mole relationships in equations       Mole – mole conversions from          Relating moles to coefficients
                                                                equations                             Lab                                 1
changes                                                                                               Molar gas volume lab
                                                                                                      (Vee & DP)
(equations math)                                                                                      HW: Text Q’s
                                                                                                      Short answer & math probs
                                                                                                      QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                                                                                                      probs based on HW
                                                                                                      Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                                                                                      Response
Periodic Table            Metals/nonmetals/noble gases –        Distinguish element types based on    Labs:
                          properties                            properties                            Element brochure/internet           2
                          Allotropes                                                                  Project HW: Text Q’s
                          Chemistry of groups                   Compare elements based on             Short answer & math probs
                          Radius & ionization – def. &          properties from trends & ref. Tbl S   QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                          trends                                                                      probs based on HW
                          Activity/reactivity                   Predict relative activity based on    Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                                                table position                        response
                                                                                                      Graphing periodic trends activity
Bonding                   Electron dot (Lewis) structures for   Draw Lewis structures for atoms,      Labs:
                          atoms                                 Ions, ionic compounds & molecular     Molecular models lab (DP)
                                                                compounds                             Bonding characteristics lab (DP)
                          Ion formation/octet rule                                                    HW: Text Q’s
                                                                Evaluate polarity of bonds based on   Short answer & math probs
                          Ionic bonding with Lewis              electronegativity differences         QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                          structures                                                                  probs based on HW
                          Covalent (molecular) bonding &        Identify bonding types/type of        Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                          Lewis                                 compound from properties              Response
                          Structures
                          Polyatomic ions
                          Multiple bonds
                          Bond polarity
                          Electronegativity
                          Molecule polarity
                          Intermolecular forces
                          Hydrogen bonds
                          Metallic bonds
                          Network
        Title or Topics              Concepts                                 Skills                          Major Assessments                   Time Frame
             (Unit                (understandings)                        (What students                     (Tests, projects, etc.)              (Number of
       organizing idea)                                                    actually do)                                                             weeks)
Solutions                   Parts of a solution-solute/solvent     Predicting double replacement          Solubility curves lab (Vee & DP)
                            Characteristics                        reactions                              Chromatography lab                  2
                            Solubility factors-                    Preparing & interpreting solubility    HW: Text Q’s
                            nature/temp./press                     curves – tbl G                         Short answer & math probs
                            Solubility curves-                     Preparation of known concentration     QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                            saturated/unsat./supersat.                                                    probs based on HW
                            Dilute/concentrated                    Crystallization                        Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                            Concentration                          Calculate molarity, % by mass, Parts   response
                            Molarity                               per million
                            % by mass
                            parts per million                      Paper Chromatography
                            freezing point depression/boiling
                            point                                  Describe Chromatography, 3.1xxiv
                            elevation

                            Separation of mixture components
                            based on properties-
                            polarity/solubility 3.Inn
Kinetics & Equilibrium in   Collision theory & factors             Evaluate potential energy diagrams     Labs:
                                                                                                          Reaction rate factors lab           2
Reactions                   Bonding & energy                       Distinguish changes in entropy         (Vee & DP)
                            Potential energy diagrams                                                     Hess’s law lab
                            Heat of reaction/activation energy     Evaluate factors causing equilibrium   (Vee & DP)
                            Catalyst                               shifts & predict changes in            HW: Text Q’s
                            Enthalphy/entropy                      concentration, temp. or pressure       Short answer & math probs
                                                                                                          QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                            Equilibrium-                                                                  probs based on HW
                            phase/solution/chemical                                                       Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                            Lechatlier’s principle/shift/factors                                          response
Acids/Bases/Salts           Arrehnius acid/base/salt               Determine pH from indicator colors     Labs:
                            def./properties                        Solve titration problems               Conductivity lab (Vee & DP)         2
                            Naming                                 Interpret pH scale & indicator probs   Titration lab (Vee & DP)
                            Strength & ionization                                                         Effectiveness of antacids prob.
                            Neutralization & titration                                                    (Vee & DP)
                                                                                                          HW: Text Q’s
                            Mono/di hydroxy/hydroxide –                                                   Short answer & math probs
                            acids/bases                                                                   QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                            PH scale                                                                      probs based on HW
                            Indicators – tbl. M                                                           Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                                                                                          response
Oxidation & Reduction       Oxidation/reduction                    Calculate oxidation numbers in         Labs:
                            Oxidation numbers                      formulas                               Corrosion of iron (Vee & DP)        2
                            Oxidizing & reducing agents            Write & interpret redox equations      Activity series lab (Vee & DP)
                            Half reactions                         Write & interpret half reactions       HW: Text Q’s
                            Electrolytic cells                     Predict outcome of single              Short answer & math probs
                            Voltaic cells                          replacement                            QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                                                                   Reactions from tbl                     probs based on HW
                                                                   Identify anode/cathode & parts of      Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                                                                   Electrochemical cells                  Response
       Title or Topics                 Concepts                                 Skills                       Major Assessments                   Time Frame
            (Unit                   (understandings)                        (What students                  (Tests, projects, etc.)              (Number of
      organizing idea)                                                       actually do)                                                          weeks)
Chemistry of Organic           Carbon & properties                   Identify & name organic compounds   HW: Text Q’s
                               Hydrocarbons –                        & reactions based on names,         Short answer & math probs           2
Compounds                      saturated/unsaturated                 formulas & equations                QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                               Alkanes/alkenes/alkynes                                                   probs based on HW
                               General & structural formulas                                             Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                               Isomers & naming                                                          Response
                               Functional groups
                               Halides
                               Alcohol-primary/secondary/tertiary
                               Dihydroxy/trihydroxy lcohol
                               Aldehyde/ketone
                               Acids
                               Ethers/esters
                               Amines/amides
                               Reactions-addition/substitution
                               Esterification/saponification/ferme
                               ntation
                               Polymerization

Nuclear Properties & changes   Nuclear stability                     Balancing nuclear equations         HW: Text Q’s
                               Emanations-alpha,beta,gamma           Identify type of change based on    Short answer & math probs           1½
                               Nuclear equations                     equation                            QZ’s: 1-5 short answer & math
                               Natural a transmutation & half life   Identify emanations based on        probs based on HW
                               Artificial transmutation              characteristics & tbl               Tests: mc & short answers/constr.
                               Fission & fusion                      Calculare half-life probs           response
                               Mass-energy conversion
                               Radioisotope use & risks
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_____Astronomy I ____________                                                     _________Grade 11 & 12_______________
               Course Title                                                                                           Grade Levels
         Title or Topics                     Concepts                                 Skills            Major Assessments        Time Frame
              (Unit                       (understandings)                       (What students        (Tests, projects, etc.)   (Number of
        organizing idea)                                                           actually do)                                    weeks)
September                            Terrestrial coord system             Locate position on globe (lat/long)   Location of lat/long on map/globe   4
Understanding the celestial sphere   Horizon coord. Sys                   Horizon (alt/az)                      Location of obj in sky &
                                     Celestial coord sys                  Sky (R.A./Dec)                        planetarium alt/az RA & Dec




October                              Constellations                       Learn 50 stars & constell. In PLM     ID of STAR & constell on Star       4
Star & Const. ID                     Mythology                            sky & outside                         maps & evening skys
Nature of light telescopes           STAR names
                                     Telescope types
                                     Wave theory




November                             Greeks to modern                     Measure eccentricity of orbits        Construction of a paper /proj       3
Historical Astronomy                                                      Explore early exploration             Dealing w/an astronomer of
                                                                          Columbus                              interest




December                             Sun’s composition formation          Construct scale                       Description paper on                1
The sun 99.98% of solar system       Size                                 Model of E & sun                      Nature of sun or solar energy
                                     Mass
                                     Effect on E. seasons




January                              Characteristics of planets & solar   Create solar system model             Descriptive paper regarding         3-4
The rest of the solar system         sys obj                              comparing size of planet &            experience with scale models
                                                                          distances
                                                                          Moon modeling
                                                                          Internet
            Topics                 Concepts                               Skills                          Major Assessments                    Time Frame
         (Unit Title or         (understandings)                      (What students                     (Tests, projects, etc.)               (Number of
        organizing idea)                                               actually do)                                                              weeks)
February                   Sun’s characteristics review        Explore character of sun through       Descriptive paper on sun based on    2-3
Sun                        Source of energy age                film & observ. Of sun telescopically   info from readings & film
                                                               activ. on energy
                                                               internet




March                      H & R Diagram                       Packets on H & R diagram               Assessment of H & R diagram          3-4
Stars                      Red giants, white dwarfs, neutron   Graphing & interp                      Descriptive paper on film
                           stars, black holes                  Films on - Hawkings & others




April                      Milky Way                           Scale model of galaxy                  Proj on model of Milky Way           3-4
Galaxies                   Andromeda                           Scale distances in universe            Descriptive paper on types of
                           Other                               Film - power of ten                    galaxies




May                        Big Bang                            Explore nature of origin of universe   Descriptive paper regarding origin   3
Cosmology                  Pulsating                           through film, slides, & hands on       & fate of space
                           Doppler Effect                      expansion of space
                           Hubbles constant




June                       UFO’s                               Explore UFO reports & articles         Write an opinion paper on whether    2-3
Extraterrestrial life      Life in the Sol Sys & Galaxy &      Emphasize immensity of universe        aliens are visiting earth
Time travel                elsewhere                           Smallness of solar system              Descriptive paper regarding
                           Time Travel                         Film on time travel                    plausibility of life elsewhere in
                           Relativity                                                                 universe
                           Worm holes
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_____Astronomy II _________________                                                            __Grade 11 & 12______
               Course Title                                                                                      Grade Levels
         Title or Topics                    Concepts                            Skills             Major Assessments        Time Frame
              (Unit                   (understandings)                      (What students        (Tests, projects, etc.)   (Number of
        organizing idea)                                                     actually do)                                     weeks)
September                        Metric system                       Manipulating              Labs (reports & practicals)   2 wks
Measurement                       Scientific Notation                Measuring                 Projects
Light                             Estimating                         Calculating               Unit tests                    4 wks
                                  Properties of light interactions




October                           Bright line spectra                Observation               Worksheets                    2 wks
Light                             Instruments (telescopes, spectra                             Unit test
Gravity                           scopes)                                                      Quizzes
                                  Matter
                                  Forces
                                  Fields


November                          Astrometric history                Modern technology use     Unit test quizzes             4 wks
Gravity                           constellations                     observation               Unit test lab reports
The chronology of astronomy




December                          Revolution                         Observation               Quizzes                       5 wks
Terrestrial motions               Rotation                           Interpretation            worksheets
                                  Geometric model (Ptolemy)          modeling
                                  Heliocentric Model (Copernicus)




January                           Universe                           Research paper            Research paper                1 wk
Celestial Sphere                  Stars                              Writing interpreting      Final examination
Star Life Cycles                  Galaxies                           Researching diagramming   End semester I
Solar system                      modeling                           Model                     Model building project        2 wks
                                                                     Manipulating
                                                                     diagrams
            Topics                 Concepts                       Skills                         Major Assessments         Time Frame
         (Unit Title or         (understandings)              (What students                    (Tests, projects, etc.)    (Number of
        organizing idea)                                       actually do)                                                  weeks)
February                   Atomic & nuclear energy     Modeling                              Unit test                    3 wks
Solar system               Sunspots                    Graphing                              Lab reports
The sun                    Solar terms                 Mathematical interpretation           quizzes
                           Solar composition
                           Solar winds




March                      Magnetic fields             Diagramming                           Unit test                    2 wks
The planets                Charts of characteristics   Manipulating observations &           Lab reports
                           Mercury                     interpretations                       Projects
                           Venus




April                      Earth                       Observations & interpretations        Unit test
The planets                Mars                        Comparisons to real life situations   Lab reports
                           Asteroid belt                                                     Projects
                           Jupiter                                                           Solar system models          11 wks




May                        Saturn                      Observations & interpretations        Unit test
The planets                Uranus                      Comparisons to real life situations   Lab reports
                           Neptune                                                           Projects
                           Pluto                                                             Solar system models




June                       Meteors & Comets            Research paper                        Unit test                    2 wks
Life forms                 Alien life forms            Research, interpreting, writing,      Report (Essay)
                           Evolution                   presenting, diagramming               Research paper
                                                                                             Final examination
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____Principles of Technology_______________                                                                        _Grade 11 & 12_______
               Course Title                                                                                                    Grade Levels
         Title or Topics                       Concepts                             Skills                       Major Assessments        Time Frame
              (Unit                       (understandings)                      (What students                  (Tests, projects, etc.)   (Number of
        organizing idea)                                                         actually do)                                               weeks)
September                          Part of a whole                       Learn to use triple beam balance    Given an object find the mass       3 wks
                                   .1                                    Measure the mass of objects         Measure lines
Metric System                       Mass – graph
Scientific Method                                                        Learn to measure in mm cm dm        Make their own metric ruler
                                    What metric system is
State the problem                                                        Graph dependent independent         Decimals
                                    Metric ruler 30cm
Collect information                                                      Convert cm>mm x axis                Ditto using scientific method       2-3 wks
Form hypothesis                                                                   mm>cm x axis
Collect data                                                                      Title on graph
Form conclusion                                                          Lab write up-V diagram
                                                                         Descriptive paper
October                             Learn what a graduated cylinder is   Read 10ml & 100ml graduated         Read graduated cylinders on paper   2 wks
Metric                              Reading of graduated cylinder        Cylinder on paper & actual          & in classroom
                                                                         Cylinder in class room
Chemistry                           What an element is                   Learn symbols & names of elements   Series of 6 quizzes on symbols &    1 ½ wks
                                                                                                             names of elements final quiz
                                                                                                             Highest averages paint Bohr
                                                                                                             Models on windows
November                            Learn structure of atom – draw       Draw Bohr with periodic table on    Using periodic table draw Bohr      .
Chemistry                           Bohr models                          Paper                               model of an element on period 4
                                                                         Draw using blackboard               Make 3-D atom




December                            Hydraulics                           Hands on testing                    Lab practicals                      3 wks
Fluids                              Pneumatics                                                               Quizzes
                                    Fluids @ rest                                                            HW
                                    Fluids in motion                                                         Lab reports
                                    Buoyancy                                                                 Unit tests


January                             Levers                               Manipulating, calculating,          Unit tests                          3 wks
Simple machines                     Pulleys                              comparing & observational           Lab reports
                                    Wheels & axles                       assessment modeling                 Lab practicals
                                    Screws                                                                   Quizzes
                                                                                                             HW
            Topics                    Concepts                           Skills                      Major Assessments              Time Frame
         (Unit Title or            (understandings)                  (What students                 (Tests, projects, etc.)         (Number of
        organizing idea)                                              actually do)                                                    weeks)
February                      I.M.A.                          Investigation (modern technology   Robotics                          Continued
Simple machines (continued)   AMA                             use)                               Pneumatics & hydraulic projects
                              Perpetual motion                Observation                                                          5 wks
Waves                         Mechanical waves




March                         Wave properties                 Calculating                        Unit tests                        4 wks
Light                         Sound                                                              Quizzes
                              Light phenomena                 Observations                       HW
                              Theories of light                                                  Labs & practicals




April                         Optics (geometric)              Measuring                          Unit tests                        2 wks
Light                         Mirrors                         Comparison & interpretation        Quizzes
                              Lenses                                                             HW
                              Diffraction & interference                                         Labs & practicals




May                           Electrostatics                  Mathematical calculation           Unit test                         5 wks
Electricity & magnetism       Current electricity             Modeling                           Quizzes
                              (Ohu’s law, circuits, AC, DC,   Manipulating & testing             HW
                              series & parallel)              comparison                         Labs & practicals




June                          Magnets                         Modeling diagramming               Unit tests                        1 wk
Fields                        EM fields                                                          Quizzes
Atomic & nuclear              The Atom                                                           HW
                              The Nucleus                                                        Labs & practicals                 2 wks
                              Radioactivity                                                      Final examination
                              Energy levels                                                      Lab report requirement
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                Course Title                                                                                                           Grade Levels
          Title or Topics                    Concepts                                  Skills                            Major Assessments        Time Frame
               (Unit                    (understandings)                           (What students                       (Tests, projects, etc.)   (Number of
         organizing idea)                                                           actually do)                                                    weeks)
September                         Cells/Tissues, 5 Kingdoms,                Differentiate meiotic phases             LABS: 1. Microscope
Biology Introduction                  Cells/Organelles, Plasma              Use the microscope                             2. Cells/Tissue
Cells/Tissues                         Membranes, ISO/Hypo/Hypertonic        Classify tissues                               3. Mitosis
Cell Membranes                        Mitosis/Meiosis                       “make” a protein from a gene
Cell Division                         DNA/RNA/nucleotide/protein
                                      synthesis


October                               Stages of development/germ layers     Identify bacteria by shape/staining      Labs:
Development                           Alternation of Generations            Identify cyanobacteria                           4. Bacteria
Kingdom monera                        Archeabacteria, Eubacteria,                                                            5. Cyanobacteria
Kingdom protista/Protozoa             Cyanubacteria, Protozoan                                                       First Lab practical - 5 labs
Kingdom Protista/slime molds          Classification                                                                 First Preliminary Exam



November                              Bosidiomycetes/Ascomycetes/           Describe different phyla of fungi life   Labs:
Kingdom Fungi                         Phycomycetes/Deuteromycetes           cycles                                           6.   Protozoa
Kingdom Protista/Algae                6 phyla of protista                   Describe algae life cycles                       7.   Algae
Seedless Plants                       ferns/ailies                          Describe seeded/seedless plants life             8.   Fungi
Seeded Plants                         gymnosperms/angiosperms               cycles                                           9.   Bryophytes
                                      plant reproduction                    Identify different protozoa, algae,
                                                                            fungi

December                              Seed/seed germination                 Identify different ferns,                2nd lab practical (labs 6 – 9)
Plant development                     Plant germ layers                     gymnosperms & angiosperms                Labs:
Plant anatomy                         Roots/stems/leaves                    structures                                       10. Ferns/Ailies
Plant hormones                                                                                                               11. Gymnosperms/angio-
Biochemistry                          Carbohydrates/proteins/fats/nucleic   Identify organic compounds                            sperms
                                      acids                                                                                  12. Roots/stems/leaves


January                               Respiration/photosynthesis            Understand steps in respiration and      3rd lab practical (labs 10 – 12)
Respiration/photosynthesis            reactions                             photosynthesis                           3rd Prelim exam
                                                                                                                     Final exam
             Topics                                    Concepts                                Skills                           Major Assessments            Time Frame
          (Unit Title or                            (understandings)                       (What students                      (Tests, projects, etc.)       (Number of
        organizing idea)                                                                    actually do)                                                       weeks)
February COLLEGE BIOLOGY 106                   Poriferan classification &           Identify different poriferans           Labs: 1. Ponfera/Cnidaria
Phylum Ponfera                                 organisms                            Platyhelminthes, rotifgis &                   2. Platyhelminthes
Phylum Cridaria & clenophora                   Cnidaria & Clenophara,               nematodes
Nervous system                                 characteristics/organisms            Diagram the above life cycles
Phylum Platyhelminthes                         Neurons (types), reflex arc,         Describe parts of human nervous
                                               neurotransmitters/synapse, human     system, explain how an impulse
                                               nervous system, platyhelminthes      travels
                                               characteristic/organisms


March                                          Aschelminthes                        Identify/dissect different annelids &   Lab: 3. Aschelminthes
Phylum nematode and rotifera (aschelminthes)   characteristics/organisms            diagram life cycles                     1st lab practical ( 1 – 3)
Excretory system                               Human excretory system               Describe how filtration of blood        1st Prelim exam
Phylum annelida                                Annelida characteristics/organisms   occurs in the human excretory           Lab: 4. Annelida
Digestive system                               Human digestive system/enzymes       system
Circulatory system                             Human circulatory system             Describe parts of human digestive
                                                                                    and circulatory system




April                                          Mollusca characteristics/organisms   Identify/dissect various molluscas      Lab: 5. Mollusca
Phylum mollusca                                Arthropoda                           and arthropodas                               6. Arthropoda
Phylum arthropoda                              characteristics/classification/                                              2nd lab practical (labs 4 – 6)
                                               organisms




May                                            Human endocrine system               Dissect starfish, perch & frog          2nd prelim exam
Endocrine system                               (hormones and glands)                Describe parts & functions of           Labs:
Phylum echinodermata                           Echinodermata charact/class/org      human respiratory system and how              7. Starfish
Phylum chordata                                Chordata charact/class/org           hormones act                                  8. Perch
Respiratory system                             Human respiratory system                                                           9. Frog




June                                                                                                                        3rd lab practical (labs 7 – 9)
Review                                                                                                                      3rd prelim exam

                                                                                                                            Final exam
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               Course Title                                                                                            Grade Levels
         Title or Topics                       Concepts                    Skills                        Major Assessments        Time Frame
               (Unit                     (understandings)              (What students                   (Tests, projects, etc.)   (Number of
        organizing idea)                                                actually do)                                                weeks)
September                           Organization of class      Lab procedures                        Homework                            4
Mechanics                           Challenges – tower bldg.   Manual skills                         Papers
                                    Dome                       Teamwork                              Labs
                                    Distance recording         Brainstorming                         Tests & quizzes
                                    Estimating                 Graphing                              Real world applications
                                    Habits of the Mind         Current events that relate
                                                               Utilize v-diagram to write
                                                               descriptive paper
October                             Displacement               Graphing                              Blending of physics concepts into   3
Kinematics                          Vectors                    Mathematical analysis                 “mouse trap car”
                                    Mouse trap cars            Algebra, trig.                        Homework
Pendulum                            Periodic motion            Unit analysis                         Labs
                                    Momentum                   Formula manipulation                  Tests & quizzes                     2
Simple harmonic motion              Projectile


November                            Newton’s laws              Your own wgt. In Newton’s             Homework                            4
Forces                              Weight vs. mass            Horsepower calculations               Papers
                                    Friction                   Manipulate simple machine             Lab reports
                                    Centripetal                                                      Tests & quizzes
                                    Magnetic                                                         Real world uses
                                    Gravitation
December                            Potential                  How time affects Hp or work           Homework                            5
Energy                              Kinetic                                                          Papers
                                                               Calories vs. Joules in temp.          Labs
Work                                Conservation of energy     calculations                          Quizzes & tests
                                    “work” in physics                                                Real world user
Thermal Energy
January                             Types of waves             Interference of                       Homework                            4
Waves                               Uses of waves              (destructive + construct.)            Paper
                                    Dual properties of light   superposition of waves                Labs
                                    Formula derivation         index of refraction for air, water,   Quizzes + tests
                                    Reflecting refraction      plastic, glass                        Real world uses
                                    Diffraction
                                    Standing
            Topics                          Concepts                               Skills                         Major Assessments                    Time Frame
         (Unit Title or                  (understandings)                      (What students                    (Tests, projects, etc.)               (Number of
        organizing idea)                                                        actually do)                                                             weeks)
February                           Theories, color                      Speed of sound determination          Lab reports                          4
Sound                              Interactions, polarization           Ray diagrams for mirrors + lenses     Real world app.
Light                              Uses of light, internal reflection   Design your own music instrument      Labs, worksheets
                                   Musical instruments                                                        Tests + quizzes
                                   Doppler effect, rainbows



March                              Static elect.                        Build series + parallel circuits      Labs, real world use                 5
Electricity                        Historical developments              Use ammeter + voltmeter to test       Worksheet
                                   Circuits (series + parallel)         circuits                              Tests + quizzes
                                   Ohm’s Law                            Use vander graff generator for        Extra credit papers
                                   Electron, proton – flow              cap……development
                                   Electric fields


April                              (1,2,3) hard rules                   Use compass to map magnetic field     Labs, real world uses                4
Magnetism                          lines of flux                        Computer disk storage concepts vs.    Worksheets
                                   motors + generators                  magnets                               Quizzes + tests
                                   therapeutic magnetic                                                       Extra credit papers




May                                Atom’s parts + sub parts             Appreciate initial experiments that   Uses of physics in today’s world     4
Atomic physics> Physics for the    Future implications                  led to today’s concepts               (self generated summary)
Nuclear physics> next generation   Fission vs. fusion                   What’s ahead with the atom (read      worksheets
                                   Beginning of universe                articles)                             tests + quizzes




June                               Practice problem from beginning      Establish test range for regents      Write out “wrong questions” to get   3
Review                             of year                              Improve on skills eliminate           “right” answers on missed
Regents practice                   Make a review schedule               weaknesses                            questions
                                   Reference Tables                                                           Practice, practice, practice!
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       organizing idea)                                actually do)                                 weeks)
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November




December




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         (Unit Title or   (understandings)   (What students   (Tests, projects, etc.)   (Number of
       organizing idea)                       actually do)                                weeks)
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